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MRes Global Political Economy

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Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Economics International Politics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Programme overview

This programme is one of five interdisciplinary pathways that are delivered as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership. This pathway explores the dynamics of global transformation and policy implications, as well as their interrelations with national and regional institutional and social responses to the changing global political and economic order.

The MRes encourages you to analyse the diverse experiences and impact of economic globalisation, and examine relationships between global governance and inequality. It will also help you understand that analysing and resolving many of the key problems confronting humanity in the 21st century will require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods and policy agendas, creative thinking and transnationally comparative data sets.

Careers

The MRes in Global Political Economy offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Foremost, the MRes is the academic basis and preparation for students choosing the 1+3 programme (the first year is the MRes and the +3 the PhD).

The MRes emphasises ESRC-accredited research methods training, the ability to plan, research and write a sophisticated dissertation, and the ability to think in broad theoretical and interdisciplinary terms about challenging issues. These provide an ideal introduction to academic research and to working for NGOs.

It will be of interest to anyone pursuing a career path in politics, economics, geography, sociology, law, history, international relations, policy studies, development studies or area studies.

Modules

The module will fulfil the ESRC requirement for training in core research design, collection and analysis skills by addressing the on the ground characteristics and challenges of doing interdisciplinary research. On completion of the module students will be able to critically assess concepts such as interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. They will have an acquired knowledge and practical skills of how a range of research methods can be integrated in an ethically sound manner to examine interdisciplinary problems, and will have developed an appreciation of the importance of pertinent inter-disciplinary thinking.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,475

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related field.